5 Ways to Have a Happy Thanksgiving for Adults with ADD

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hiding turkeyWell, the holiday season is officially upon us! And for some adults with ADD, this is the most stressful time of year. Here are a few practical tips for managing your ADD this Thanksgiving (or any holiday.)

1. Know Your Own ADD and Plan Ahead to Deal with It

You know yourself better than anyone, so ask yourself “How does my ADD affect me on the holidays?” Make a list of all the things that tend to stress you out, and make a plan to deal with them.

Here are a few examples: Read more

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De-cluttering Your Feed Reader

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I have two gmail accounts – don’t ask, it’s a long story – and what I’ve been doing is using the one as my main Google Reader account and the other for some blogs I wanted to keep track of, but they don’t post regularly so those posts can pile up.

I’ve been subscribing like crazy to both my Google Reader accounts so they’re getting out of hand and it’s not uncommon for me to find 81 items unread, which is unusual for me. Read more

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Lists Are Your Friends

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All Out Of ListI can’t remember anything any more,” said one of my clients. “None of us can,” I told her. And it’s true. And that’s why lists are so helpful.

Here are some of lists I personally find useful; I’m sure you’ll have others of your own.

  • To-Do Lists
  • Someday/Maybe List (things I might want to do – but not now)
  • Shopping Lists – so I can remember what I need, and avoid the clutter caused by buying things I don’t need
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    Paper, Paper and Still More Paper

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    pile-of-paperIf you’re ever going to keep up with all the paper in your life, you have to decide on a system and keep tweaking it.

    Read more about how to deal with mail clutter and decide if my system will work for you as is, or if you need to make slight adjustments. I’m cool with that!

    One of the biggest mistakes people make with organising paper is jumping to the filing instead of eliminating the source. Read more

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    The Big O: Under 60 with Monica Ricci

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    monicaMonica Ricci, Organizing Expert, Motivational Speaker, Author and Founder of Catalyst Organizing Solutions, LLC. is the special guest on the latest episode of The Big O on VickyandJen.com.

    “Your time is short and your to-do list is long, so give us an hour and we’ll give you an organized life!” Not really, but use our Under 60 ideas and you will be much closer. Join us for this episode of The Big O: Under 60 where we share lots of projects that can be done in 1, 5, 15, 30 and 60 minutes.

    Some examples: Read more

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    Space Treat: Fresh Eyes

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    blossomEvery week when I meet a new client we start the session off with a house tour. Even if their initial priority is the home office, we’ll walk through the entire home.

    This past week I met with a new client, Michelle. During her Phone Intake Consultation, we determined that setting up an efficient home office where she could store and access papers, schedules, mail, bills and files was her number one priority.
    With that in mind we set out on a house tour. During this step we open all the closets, drawers and cabinets. There are 2 main benefits to the tour: Read more

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    Does De-Clutter Equal De Stress?

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    getting-organizedFor the last couple of weeks, I have been under a LOT of stress. Sometimes my coping mechanism consists of spending all my free time in bed with the television and a generous helping of something calorie laden and delicious.

    But I found a nice wallet/planner while shopping a few days ago and found that it was just as satisfying, if not more (and a lot less fattening!) to transfer all my addresses and phone numbers from the old one to the new one. Read more

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    Show me your desk – a challenge

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    I posted this picture of a minimalist desk on my blog recently and people weighed in with their comments – most said it lacked personality but some said they liked it and actually wanted theirs to look the same.

    Read all the comments here 🙂

    So I came up with a wonderful idea!

    Let’s all show off our own desks – tidy, untidy, inspirational, messy, cluttered, minimalist, etc. Read more

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